Trade Shows

Trade shows are an important part of the fashion calendar and are the interface between the retail buyers and the mills or factories.  This short course takes a look at the most important fashion trade shows around the world, what happens during them and how you should prepare to attend a trade show.

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What you will learn

  • How the various trade shows around the world operate
  • How trade shows are the conduit between retail and manufacturing
  • How they influence global trends
  • How to plan for a visit and what happens afterwards

Modules in more detail

Introduction to Trade Shows – an overview of who attends the trade show and what role they play.  How trade shows influence trends.  What happens at the trade show and how to prepare in order to gain the most benefit

Trade Show Around the World – which trade shows service which markets, we look at the key shows in Europe, USA, UK, Asia and Australia.  A brief look at the advent of the virtual trade show

Who is this course for

This course would benefit junior members of the buying team, trainee buyers or assistant product developers who have not yet had the opportunity to travel overseas and attend a trade show.

It is also useful for experienced buyers who have moved from an non fashion area.


$125.00 excl GST

or 4 payments of $31.25 with Wizit learn more

Unsure if a course is right for you...

If you are uncertain whether a course is at the right level for you, then take an assessment through the Numensa Assessment Centre.  We have six different assessments, three for buying and three for planning.  

  • Entry – for anyone new to retail or working in a buyer’s admin or allocator level
  • Intermediate – for anyone working at the assistant/junior buyer/planner level
  • Advanced – for anyone working at a buyer/planner or senior buyer/planner level

At a glance...

  • 2 online modules
  • Total learning time =  35 minutes
  • Works across PC, tablet and phone
  • Audio voiceover
  • Interactive e-learning with quizzes
  • Full access for 6 months
  • Developed by retail buying professionals
  • Digital certificate on completion
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Or call 1300 969 560 to speak to Beverley Chambers about the best course for you.